Program, January 19 2008

Program, January 19, 2008

Catherine Debon has created and produced dance and theater pieces since 1983. She has enjoyed improvising Action Theater with others, and tonight will do her first solo playing with the form. She's also a drama therapist who leads yoga groups for adults and teenagers. She'll give a lecture later this month on teaching yoga to at-risk youth and will be teaching at JFK university March 1st.

“Not More than 21 Facts about this Dance”performed by NoNo Dance Unit music by Alvo Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto with soundscore by NoNo Dance UnitRosemary Hannon & Vitali Kononov have been dancing together for 5 years and have come to the point in their dance relationship in which they are giving birth to a performance collective. Their child was born in 2007. The birth was delayed, dramatic and challenging. The name of their child is NoNo Dance Unit. According to Astrology and Tarot readings it will be a talented and healthy baby with lots of creativity and success.

Melissa Margolis has been tinkering with sound since childhood. A classically trained pianist, she spent her early adulthood studying indigenous instruments of various countries while traveling abroad, such as Indonesian gamelan. She has collaborated with the local eclectic noise group Big City Orchestra for the past four years. She has also performed as an Odissi dancer, the classical temple dance form of eastern India. This is her first solo improv performance on the accordion.


Lately, dancer Katarina Eriksson has been haunted by the character Dr Eugenia Frank. Tonight she explores the story of Ms Frank through the form of solo improvisation, and to music by Kamtakta College of Percussion.

Claire Peaslee will perform an Action Theater solo as part of an on-going celebration of nature and laughter. Having first encountered Ruth Zaporah in performance about 26 years ago - instantly becoming a student of the form, and of Ruth - Claire considers Action Theater a life practice. She is a naturalist and writer/editor whose home is greater Point Reyes, and Claire invites you out to beautiful West Marin on Saturday, February 16th, for an Action Theater matinee that will also feature Deanna Anderson. Fliers are in the lobby and details at dancepalace.org.

Rosemary, Vitali and Katarina join forces in a trio to music by Psychic TV.


Details about the January 19 Moment's Notice

Moment's Notice

- a monthly performance series
devoted to improvised music, dance & theater -

Saturday, January 19 @ 8pm

Tickets: $8-15 (sliding scale)

Western Sky Studio

2525 8th Street, Berkeley

This month's performers:

Catherine Debon - Action Theater
Katarina Eriksson, Rosemary Hannon & Vitali Kononov - Dance
Melissa Margolis - Music
Claire Peaslee - Action Theater

January's show will include three dance pieces:
  • a solo improv by Katarina Ericksson,
  • Rosemary Hannon & Vitali Kononov in a dance duet,
  • and all three together in a dance trio.

January, February & March...

It's official -- here are the dates for the next three Moment's Notice shows:

  • January 19, 2008
  • February 23, 2008
  • March 22, 2008

As usual, the shows will combine improvised music, theater and dance at Western Sky Studio in West Berkeley, Saturday nights at 8pm.

We hope you can come!